Guess Johnny Manziel is serious about his return to football after all.
After 2016, a year in which he described himself as being ‘lost in the sauce,’ Mr. Football came into the new year with a newfound sense of clarity and ambition. Determined to make a return to the league, Manziel cleaned up his ways and got back in shape in the hopes of making a comeback to the NFL. It appears he is so committed to making it back to the NFL that he’s willing to begin his road back to glory in the CFL.
Manziel reportedly has worked out with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, according to the Hamilton Spectator. The workout, if it happened, violates CFL rules, because the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold Manziel’s exclusive negotiating rights. (The Roughriders denied that a workout occurred.)
“The rules regarding the [negotiating list] are outlined in our by-laws,” a league official said, per the report. “A team has exclusive rights to a player on their [negotiating list]. Therefore that player could not be contacted by, worked out by, or negotiate with another club unless consent is given.”
I’m just ready to see Johnny Football play again. Doesn’t matter if it’s the NFL, CFL, AFL, or Backyard Football against Pablo Sanchez and the boys.